Underemployment is Canada's Real Labour Market Challenge

A Profile of Canada's Labour Market Introduction Each month, Statistics Canada releases its unemployment rate, and many use it to talk about job creation in Canada. Monthly unemployment rates move up and down, making headlines but revealing little. As wor… Read More

Federal Budget – 2014 What’s in it for us?

Federal Budget 2014 Analysis What’s in it for us Introduction The 2014 Federal Budget lacks any vision about how to stop growing inequality and stimulate the economy. The Conservative plan continues to focus on austerity measures to balance their bud… Read More

What did Corporate Tax Cuts Deliver? A Background Report for Corporate Tax Freedom Day 2014

It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy. We have been led to believe that cutting corporate income taxes to increase after-tax corporate profits would lead companies to re-invest in operations like resea… Read More

Response to the Proposed Regulatory Changes Amending the Immigration and Refugee Act as it Relates to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Introductory comments Download the full report here. June 2013 Original Document. Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings. The programs … Read More

How the Conservatives expanded the temporary worker pipeline

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required work… Read More

Facts on Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has estimated that more than 215 million children worldwide are child labourers.  This means that more than 1/6 of the children of the world are child labourers. Child labour is often defined as work that de… Read More

Child care in Canada: A scarce resource - the report

It’s now more than 40 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women first called for a national child care program. But although most mothers of young children now work outside the home, Canada still has no national child care policy.  Without … Read More

CLC Analysis of the 2013 Federal Budget

The major economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, or balancing the budget by the next federal election for electoral goals. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stalling job market, … Read More

Death and Injury at Work, Prosecutions

Police are often not enforcing the corporate criminal negligence laws introduced into the Criminal Code in 2004 through Bill C-45. These criminal code amendments introduced a legal duty for all persons “directing the work of others” to take reasonable s… Read More

Manufacturing Ergonomics

Ergonomic hazards may not result in injury after a week, a month, or even a year, but prolonged exposure can greatly increase risk of developing an injury. Ergonomic hazards often lead to musculoskeletal injuries which can affect your ability to perform tas… Read More